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These 2019 WES scholar graduating seniors are Emily Sussman, Jessi Blake, Natalie Watrous, and Katie Timzen, and they are shown at the Spring Luncheon at which they shared highlights of the last four years and future plans.


Participants in the WES-PILLAR "Wings Over the Platte" trip witnessed one of the world's largest crane migrations in Nebraska.

Van Briggle Pottery Building

The Van Briggle Pottery building was built in 1907–08 to house the Van Briggle Pottery Company and to showcase the company's tile and terracotta products.

WES supports scholars through participation in a number of events throughout the academic year, including teas, receptions, luncheons, art shows, theatrical performances, scholar athletic events, and fundraising efforts.

Past Events

Oct. 29, 2019: “How Three Strong Women Changed the Cultural Landscape of Colorado Springs for Good,” Bemis Hall, Colorado College
Sept. 14, 2019:
Historic Van Briggle Pottery Festival & Tour
April 24, 2019:
Annual Luncheon, Taste Restaurant, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
April 3, 2019:
"Ghosts of the Past" by Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya, Worner Center
March 17-21, 2019:
WES/PILLAR Trip: Wings over the Platte
March 2, 2019:
Annual International Women’s Day Celebration, The Pinery.
Feb. 7, 2019
: Colorado Experience: Fannie Mae Duncan. Directed by: Kate Perdoni, Hillside Community Center
Jan. 17, 2019:
Book Talk with Cai Emmons, author of “Weather Woman”
Dec. 13, 2018:
WES Cookie Festival, Cossitt Hall

Cookies and Not-So-Ugly Sweaters

One of our scholar-favorites, the WES Cookie Exchange took place Dec. 13, 2018, during the busy third week of Block 4. Board members each provided three dozen cookies, and they delivered (while wearing festive attire)!


This was a great community-building event, and we got to hear a lot of updates from our scholars, who are poised to do many exciting things next semester, following their fun and relaxing Winter Break.